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The Gala Theatre

Millennium Place
Durham City
County Durham

Tel: +44 03000 266 600

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The Gala Theatre

Guide Prices

Prices vary according to performance. Please see website for details.


  • Certificate of Excellence 2016

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Recent Reviews:

  • linda32016
    Durham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Elkie Brooks
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 13th March 2017
    Had a great night at the Gala to see Elkie Brooks. The theatre is quite intimate and the show was excellent. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Read full review
  • ScarlyPlayzz
    Durham, United Kingdom
    Better off somewhere else
    2 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 12th March 2017
    Screens are small. Way too over priced and greedy. Most trending films aren't actually seen here. Better off going to Cineworld in Dalton Park. Read full review
  • Laura M
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Cinema trip with girls
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 19th February 2017
    Visited with a group of girls. We were in screen 2, which is the smaller of the two. Felt very intimate and cosy. Say in front but didn't feel like the screen was on top of you. Only complaint was... Read full review


Provider Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction


  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Infra red loop system.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • On-Site café/restaurant - Cafe bar for 75 people. Serving hot and cold beverages and snacks.

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 500
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Toilets

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted - 2 meeting rooms

Access Information

Opening Times

2017 (2 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2017)
Monday - Saturday10:00 - 20:30
Sunday14:30 - 20:30
Bank Holiday14:30 - 20:30

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A1(M). From the A1(M) take the A690 into Durham city.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest train station is Durham. Regular buses into the centre of Durham from across the region.

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Tuesday, 4th April 2017 - Saturday, 8th April 2017

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Sunday, 9th April 2017 - Sunday, 9th April 2017

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Tuesday, 11th April 2017 - Tuesday, 11th April 2017

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Wednesday, 12th April 2017 - Wednesday, 12th April 2017

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Thursday, 13th April 2017 - Thursday, 13th April 2017

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Tuesday, 18th April 2017 - Wednesday, 19th April 2017

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Friday, 21st April 2017 - Friday, 21st April 2017

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Saturday, 22nd April 2017 - Saturday, 22nd April 2017

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Wednesday, 26th April 2017 - Wednesday, 26th April 2017

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